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The Crickets

The Crickets were the backing band from Texas in the United States,[citation needed] formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. Image File history File links BUDDY_HOLLY_CRICKETS.jpg‎ Summary Album cover for Buddy Holly article. ... Image File history File links BUDDY_HOLLY_CRICKETS.jpg‎ Summary Album cover for Buddy Holly article. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...

Many believe that The Crickets chose their name while listening to a playback of "I'm Gonna Love You Too." A cricket was chirping in a garage that contained a speaker used for an echo effect, and could be heard at the end of the song. While this event did happen, and Holly's manager and owner of the studio decided to keep the chirping in the record, this is in no way tied to the origin of the band's name. In real life, they chose the name due to the similarity of the name of the current-popular band Bill Haley & His Comets, and they wanted a name that would sound catchy to the audience. It should be worth noting that they almost chose the name: The Beetles,[1] which John Lennon later named his band in homage to Holly and the Crickets.[citation needed] This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Beatles were a British rock music group from Liverpool, England held in very high regard for both their artistic achievements and their considerable commercial success, and have amassed an enormous worldwide fanbase that continues to exist to this day. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...

The band personnel were drummer Jerry Allison, bassist Joe B. Mauldin, and rhythm guitarist Niki Sullivan. Sullivan dropped out within less than two years of touring and recording. He wasn't comfortable with the amount of traveling and to a lesser extent, he didn't fit in with Jerry and Joe. For the same reason, Jerry and Joe were not backing Holly after he moved to NYC. The big move was the real reason why the Crickets broke up, but Holly was not daunted by the breakup; he gained a new back-up band with Tommy Allsup and Waylon Jennings on the tour shortly after the Crickets folded ( Mauldin and Allison made an informal agreement with Buddy to keep the Crickets name, while Holly would now tour under his own name ). But after about 4 months, due to fans' mail and the band feeling nostalgic, a reunion was planned to start with all the original Crickets after Holly's winter tour through the northern mid-west was completed. It was on that tour that Holly was killed in a plane crash. Jerry Allison (born 1939) is best known for being the drummer for the Crickets. ... Joe. ... Niki Sullivan was born on 23 June 1937, in South Gate, California. ... Tommy Allsup was the person who luckily lost the toss to Ritchie Valens for a place on Buddy Hollys aeroplane, on The Day the Music Died in 1959. ... Waylon Jennings in the 1960s. ... Monument at Crash Site, September 16, 2003. ...

The Crickets after Holly

Jerry Allison & The Crickets
We Gotta Get Together

The Crickets (Jerry Allison and Joe B. Mauldin) continued to record on their own with guitarist Sonny Curtis and vocalist Earl Sinks. Remnants was released in 1973 with band members Allison, Curtis, Albert Lee, Ric Grech, Steve Krikorian (later known as Tonio K), Carol Montgomery, and Nick VanMaarth. In 1988, The Crickets (Allison, Mauldin, and Gordon Payne) received a good amount of airplay with their single "T-Shirt," produced by lifelong Holly fan and former Beatle, Paul McCartney. The Crickets had previously covered three Beatles songs. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jerry Allison (born 1939) is best known for being the drummer for the Crickets. ... Liberty Records was a United States based record label. ... Jerry Allison (born 1939) is best known for being the drummer for the Crickets. ... Joe. ... Sonny Curtis (born May 9, 1937, in Meadow, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Albert Lee is an English guitarist. ... Richard Roman Grech, November 1, 1946 – March 17, 1990. ... Steve Krikorian (April 15, 1949 - ) aka Tonio K was born in Palm Desert, California. ... Carol Montgomery is an athlete from Canada. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an iconic Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of the Beatles. ...

In The Buddy Holly Story, the story of the band was altered drastically. Due to the Crickets selling the rights to another studio, their film counterparts' names were changed for legal reasons. In addition, there are only two Crickets — a bass player clearly being Mauldin and a drummer modeled on Allison, and the character of Sullivan and his quitting the band is omitted entirely. The real Crickets were outraged on being portrayed as racists, as well as the latter scene in which they appear at Holly's door wanting to reunite. In reality, they had discussed with Holly, shortly before his death, about going on a reunion tour. The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly. ...

Allison and Mauldin later retained the rights to the story, still hoping for a real Buddy Holly biopic to come out someday.


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The Crickets fearturing Buddy Holly
Not Fade Away
  • In Style With the Crickets (1960)
  • Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets (1962)
  • Something Old, Something New (1963)
  • California Sun (1964)
  • Rock Reflections (1971)
  • Remnants (1973)
  • Bubblegum, Pop, Ballads & Boogie (1973)
  • Long Way from Lubbock (1975) (With Albert Lee).
  • Back in Style (1975)
  • T Shirt (1989)
  • Cover to Cover (1995)
  • The Original (1996)
  • Rockin (2000)
  • Too Much Monday Morning
  • Crickets & Their Buddies (2004)
  • About Time Too (With Mike Berry)

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